While I'm not against employing a dear friend or adored photographer to shoot a quick portrait in time of need, I also can't turn down the opportunity for a bit of lighting practice. We are, after all, our own best model. Definitely the most patient, but then again probably the most critical. I wanted something clear cut, casual, with a lot of light, without being too dramatic or cliché.
Finally got some of the architecture projects photographed for the portfolio. Professor wanted to keep a few of them, which I'll take as a compliment. The class used SketchUp, 123DMake, AutoCAD, and a laser cutter to produce models demonstrating negative and positive spaces. The final project was a conceptual design for a dwelling that would fit under a raised highway. I love this stuff, I would totally take the class again.
One of my best buds got married, and chose me to be her photographer! Thanks Lacy, that was a really great party. I love your new family.
I had a great time this weekend shooting this wedding. Beautiful church, beautiful reception, beautiful couple. Thanks Travis and Emily!
Light is a fickle creature. You try to control it, outsmart it. But sometimes nature does it best for you, if you know where to look. I love this natural light that bounces off of the brick outside, floats around and drapes softly around Mark's face. I put just a bit of light coming from behind and it helped him pop out from the background. I also love the amount of light in his eyes. I hope it looks awesome on your newsletter!
Sonja is very photogenic. Her cat Abby, maybe not so much. I think she was plotting a runaway plan the whole time, you can see it in her eyes. We still managed to catch a pleasant and thoughtful look for a couple of these highway median bluebonnet shots. Man, the bluebonnets were beautiful this year. Happy Spring!
It has been decided between these two that when you get to be a certain age, you are allowed to have bigger and better toys. For Mark, this is the best present he has ever given himself for Christmas to date. A slick smackin, mint condition 1967 Buick Riviera. I asked him why he chose this classic, over all of the others, and he said that everything about it fits his personal style. You can tell how right he is by how good he looks with it. I'm sure it also has something to do with all the looks he gets around town. A nice photo shoot with some vintage textures and some moody shadows. It was a fun afternoon.
Our friend Gram needed a photo shoot of these shirts that he designed for a client, representing this cute mural on MLK and Comal. Our models were two long time friends, and you can tell by their chemistry on camera, and by how many silly shots we got. That's why a photographer takes so many photos, so they can have both the candid silly ones and the ones, like this, that are perfect for the poster. I think one of the photos was used for an AD in the airport for United Way. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to work for you Gram, it was a blast.
Every time I stop by the Hope Gallery in Austin, which is right down the street from where I work, there are at least a dozen people hanging out, spray painting, photographing portraits. Mark and I did this photo shoot together for his dear friend and graphic designer at Ella Minnow P., Mr. Gram Garner. I think this shoot was very successful. Mark did a great job of pointing the camera and composing, while I was running around him trying to control the lighting. We make a good team.